Receiving Reward of a Complete Hajj

عن أبي أمامة عن النبي صلى الله عليه و سلم قال من غدا إلى المسجد لا يريد إلا أن يتعلم خيرا أو يعلمه كان له كأجر حاج تاما حجته رواه الطبراني في الكبير بإسناد لا بأس به (الترغيب والترهيب 1/138)

Hadhrat Abu Umaamah (Radhiyallahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “The one who proceeds to the Musjid in the morning only with the intention of learning good or teaching it to others (i.e. he goes to the Musjid with no worldly motive), he will receive the reward like one who has performed a complete Hajj.”

Sunnats and Aadaab of Keeping the Hair – Part 8

Haircut1. The pubic hair and the hair under the armpits should preferably be shaved once a week. It is better and more rewarding to remove the unwanted hair on the day of Jumuah. If this is not possible, then one can remove the hair every second or third week. However, it is makrooh-e-tahrimi (impermissible) to leave it for more than forty days. 

عن عائشة قالت قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم عشر من الفطرة قص الشارب وإعفاء اللحية والسواك والاستنشاق بالماء وقص الأظفار وغسل البراجم ونتف الإبط وحلق العانة وانتقاص الماء يعنى الاستنجاء بالماء (سنن أبي داود رقم 53)

Hadhrat A'isha (Radiyallahu Anha) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: "Ten actions are from among the pure and unadulterated way (i.e. the Sunnah which was practised by all the Ambiyaa of the past); trimming the moustache, lengthening the beard, using the Miswaak, rinsing the nose with water, clipping the nails, washing in between the fingers and joints of the body (the areas that perspire), plucking the hair under the armpits, removing the pubic hair and making istinjaa with water (at the time of relieving oneself)".

وعن أنس قال: وقت لنا في قص الشارب وتقليم الأظفار ونتف الإبط وحلق العانة أن لا تترك أكثر من أربعين ليلة. (مسلم رقم 258)

Hadhrat Anas (Radhiyallahu Anhu) reports: In regard to trimming the moustache, clipping the nails, plucking the hair of the underarms and the shaving of the private areas, a time limit was fixed for us that it should not be left longer than forty days.

Not Losing Hope when making Dua

hqdefaultHazrat Shaikh Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) writes:

Dua is indeed very important, and to neglect making dua is a means of great loss and deprivation. Even when it outwardly seems as if our dua is not being answered, we should not lose courage and hope. It is reported in the Hadith that, in answering our duas, Allah Ta’ala looks at our own good and welfare. If the thing we ask for is beneficial and good for us, Allah Ta’ala grants it to us.  If the thing we ask for is not beneficial and good for us, Allah Ta’ala does not grant it to us. Actually, it is Allah Ta’ala's favour upon us that we do not always get what we ask for, because at times, due to our lack of understanding, we beg for things that are not beneficial for us. (Fazaail-e-A’amaal [urdu], Fazaail-e-Ramadhaan pg. 22)

Hazrat Zubair (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) – Part Eleven

Hadhrat Zubair (Radhiyallahu Anhu)‘Urwah (rahimahullah) narrates that Hazrat ‘Abdullah bin Zubair (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) said, “During the battle of Ahzaab (also known as the Battle of Khandaq), ‘Umar bin abi Salamah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) and I were made to remain back with the women in the fortress of Hassaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu). We would then take turns to lift one another so that we could see out of the fort. When I looked out of the fort, I saw Hazrat Zubair (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) astride his horse, going and returning from the Banu Quraizah two or three times. After he returned, I said to him, “O my father! I saw you going back and forth.” In reply, Hazrat Zubair (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) asked, “O my son! Did you really see me?” When I replied that I had seen him, he said, “Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) had asked, ‘Who will go to the Banu Quraizah and bring information to me regarding them?” I responded to the request of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) and immediately set out for the Banu Quraizah. On my return, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) gathered both his parents in the du‘aa he made for me saying, “May my father and mother be sacrificed for you!”

(Saheeh Bukhaari #3720, Siyar A’laam min Nubalaa 3/32)


Raising the Gaze when Reciting the Shahaadat upon Completing Wudhu

wudhu khanaWhen reciting the Shaahadat upon completion of the wudhu, if one is in an open place, one should raise his gaze towards the sky and recite the Shaahadat.

عن عقبة بن عامر رضى الله عنه: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: من توضأ فأتم وضوءه، ثم رفع رأسه إلى السماء، فقال: أشهد أن لا إله إلا الله وحده لا شريك له، وأن محمدا عبده ورسوله، فتحت له ثمانية أبواب الجنة يدخل من أيها شاء. (المصنف لإبن ابي شيبة رقم 24)

Hadhrat Uqbah bin Aamir (Radhiyallahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: Whoever performs a perfect wudhu then raises his gaze towards the sky and recites the following Duaa, the eight doors of Jannat will be opened for him and will be allowed to enter from whichever door he wishes (on the day of Qiyaamah):

أَشْهَدُ أَنْ لاَ إلَهَ إِلاَّ اللَّهُ وَحْدَهُ لاَ شَرِيكَ لَهُ وَأَنَّ مُحَمَّدًا عَبْدُهُ وَرَسُولُهُ